Wānaka Sun       

The Rubbish Group: positive impact

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 19 Nov, 2020 | By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Five year nine students from Mt Aspiring College (MAC) set out to make a positive community impact by picking up rubbish around the school and Wānaka.

They did this as part of their social studies curriculum.

Their teacher, Megan Van, suggested they contact the Sun in an attempt to create awareness around taking care of the community and the waste we make unnecessarily.

The students "cleaned up our local environment" by picking up bucket loads of rubbish.

"We want to send a message of encouragement to the community to keep our environment clean," said group leader Archie North (14).

“We collected most of the rubbish from around the school.”

The other students involved were: Caoimhe (pronounced Kweeva) Heath, (13); Bianca James (13); and Jackson Clark (14 ).

"The Wanaka community can do better when it comes to the environment by simply putting our rubbish in the bin and by being mindful of packaging. We think it's time to make smarter choices when it comes to the products we buy and the packages they come in," said Archie. 

"Our favourite part of working on this project was being able to get out of the classroom environment as a group to make a positive impact on our town."



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